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Tibet is located in the highest region of the world, which is why it is often referred to as the 'Roof of the World'. The capital, Lhasa, is home to the World Heritage Site of Potala Palace, once the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. The 15th century Palkhor Chode Monastery at Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city, is worth a visit due to its beautiful murals. Gyantse is a traditional Tibetan town and is famous for its wool and carpet production. While Tibet is off the normal tourist trail, visitors will receive a warm welcome from the locals.

Useful info

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Best time to be there

The severe climatic conditions and great discrepancy in daily and seasonal temperatures are due mainly to the high altitude. Mid-spring, summer and early autumn get rather warm. Early spring gets cold, especially in the mornings and at night. A similar climatic situation applies to the late autumn and winter months.

Fly to

Lahasa via Chengdu, China or Kathmandu, Nepal

flying time

2 hours from Chengdu or 1 hour 5 minutes from Kathmandu

time difference

GMT +7 hours


Visa required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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Suggested itineraries in Tibet

Journey to the Roof of the World

Nights: 14 | from £4,540

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Explore the stunning rural areas of Drikung and Terdrom

Quintessential Tibet

Nights: 10 | from £4,286

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Explore China, taking in the sights of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse – as well as a visit to the giant Pandas of Chengdu.

Suggested accommodation in Tibet

Shangri-La's Hotel


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St. Regis Lhasa Resort


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